A game warden shot while hunting in Cooper Lake State Park in Texas is in stable condition.
News reports out of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, including this from FOX 4 KDFW, are saying game warden Chris Fried was bow hunting while off duty and was shot in the chest. He was was on a hunting trip in the Cooper Wildlife Management Area between Paris and Sulphur Springs when the incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
Fried is reportedly in stable condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He works as a game warden for Delta County.
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According to NBCDFW.com, Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith was quoted as saying Fried was bow hunting and presumed to be walking out of the woods when he was struck by a large caliber bullet from the side. The bullet was said to have gone along the front of Fried’s chest.
Sheriff Smith reported that investigators did not believe the shooting was intentional, and will be interviewing other hunters who were in the area.
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